New England Cuisine
Friday and Saturday from 5:00-9:00 pm
We Resume our Spring & Summer Hours March 20th, 2014
Join us for dinner, lunch, or relax with a cocktail in our lounge .Whether you’re coming in for a casual meal or a special celebration in one of our beautiful dining areas, the Chestnut Grille and Lounge is the perfect choice for any occasion. Our menu changes weekly; focusing on the most fresh, local and seasonal ingredients that the Connecticut River Valley has to offer.
Friday & Saturday
Chef Kristofer Rowe
Chef Kristofer Rowe started his culinary career at the Egremont Inn in Massachusetts. His love for working at this small country inn inspired him to attend the Culinary Institute of America. He completed his internship at Wheatleigh, a Relais and Cheateau Property, in Lenox, MA.
After graduating on the Dean’s List, he decided to return to the Berkshires at Old Inn at the Green in New Marlborough, MA and was promoted to Executive Chef.
In 2000, Kristofer decided to move to the shoreline, where he spent several years at the Old Saybrook Point Inn and the Inn at Chester before joining the Bee and Thistle Inn as Executive Chef.
Chef Kristofer’s kitchen is a beehive of activity; bringing the highest level of excitement to the experience of dining. He uses only the most fresh, local and seasonal ingredients to produce his award winning, Zagat rated menu. In his spare time, Kris’ passion is capturing incredible wildlife photography.
VIEW OUR SAMPLE GRILLE & LOUNGE MENU
Butternut Squash Soup, Fresh Thyme, Creme Fraiche $9
Thai Seafood Stew, Coconut Milk, Lemongrass, Lime $10
Organic Arugula, Grain Mustard-Feta Dressing, Clementine, Tomato, Cashews $10
Tuna Sashimi Napoleon, Forbidden Rice, Avocado, Spicy Mayo $14
Rhode Island Quahog Cakes, Cornichon Tartar Sauce $11
White Bean Dip, Warm Olives, Toasted Baguette $6
Roasted Chicken Tacos, Cilantro, Jalapeno, Red Cabbage Slaw $12
Carnivor Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Polenta, Baby Bok Choy, Celery Root $26
Barbecued Cornish Game Hen, Warm Bacon-Black Eye Pea Salad, Corn Bread Stuffing, Coffee Molasses Sauce $25
Pecan Encrusted Pork Loin, Calvados Apple Chutney, Mini Baked Sweet Potato, Sauteed French Beans $24
Blackened Pollack, Cucumber-Radish Relish, Quinoa Salad, Roasted Cauliflower $23
Herb Roasted Salmon, Mediterranean Beet Salad, Sundried Tomatoes, Cucumber, Capers $26
Mac n’ Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Celletani Pasta $13
Chef Kristofer Rowe
Permittee Linnea Rufo
Parties of 6 or More Guests, 20% Gratuity will be added
VIEW OUR LUNCH MENU
Starting in April 2014
Chowder of the Day MP
White Bean Dip, Warm Olives, Toasted Baguette$6
Autumn Salad of Baby Greens, Rustic Bread, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Red Onion, Garden Sage Vinaigrette $10
Caesar Salad, Romaine Hearts, White Anchovies, $9
Add Grilled Chicken $15 or Salmon $16
Duck Confit Quesadilla, Black Beans, Blue Cheese, Salsa Verde $10
Philly Hanger Cheese Steak Sandwich $14
Mac and Cheese, Vermont Cheddar and Applewood Bacon with Orecchiette Pasta $12
B&T Club, Grilled Chicken Breast, Crispy Bacon, Aged Gouda, Longwater Farm Greens $11
VIEW OUR SAMPLE SET PRICE MENU FOR THURSDAY EVENING
Set Price Menu
Three Course Thursday Evenings, Changes Weekly
Soup or Salad
Chef’s Choice of Two Entrees from our Grille Menu
Two Seasonal Desserts
Regular and Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee
and Selection of Fine Teas
Thursday- Three course dinner for Two, With a Bottle of Wine, $75 per couple
plus tax and gratuity
The Chestnut Grille is always serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for parties of 10 or more, seven days a week. Enjoy a private dinner in this gracious home; voted one of the best restaurants in Old Lyme CT. Please contact us for more information.